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At today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Ed Miliband, called on David Cameron to set up a public inquiry into the phone hacking allegations and to look at the wider ethical questions in British print journalism. Ed Miliband has outlined his views on the phone hacking allegations in a blogpost, calling these claims “grotesque”. The News of the World is alleged to have hacked into the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler, causing extreme hurt and pain to her family and friends. It has also emerged that families of victims of 7/7 might also have had their phones intercepted, which plunges the whole saga to new and more depressing depths.
Now is the time to get to the truth and for prosecutions to be bought by the police if it is found illegal activities have occurred.Continue Reading »
Today sees the launch of Refounding Labour by Ed Miliband and Peter Hain MP who is Chair of the Labour Party National Policy Forum on Refounding Labour. This is a fundamental review of the Labour Party structures, processes and procedures to ensure that we have a Party “fit for purpose” to win again.
As Ed Miliband says on the launch site
Last year the Labour Party was beaten badly, recording our lowest share of the popular vote since 1983 and losing dozens of excellent MPs.
The consequences are now being felt not only by the Party but by every community across the length and breadth of Britain.
The reason we did not suffer an even worse defeat – and why we prevented the Conservatives from winning the outright victory they craved – is because of the determination and organisation of Labour Party members and activists.
In the face of seemingly impossible odds and against much better-funded opponents, local Labour parties in key battles across Britain held the line and kept our rivals at bay.
Our task now is to ensure that same level of energy is replicated at every level of the Party.
Read more on Refounding Labour.Continue Reading »
Last night, the Labour Leader, Ed Miliband addressed a few hundred Labour members, supporters, current & former MPs from across the region at the East Midlands Labour Gala Dinner. It was hosted by Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall at the Walkers Stadium in Leicester.
Ed was clear that the Tory led Government policies were definitely not working but were most definitely hurting people the length and breadth of the country. This was becoming very clear with inflation rising rapidly, borrowing going up to one of its highest levels since the 90s, rising unemployment, cuts to frontline services and growth forecast to be lower than the Government’s own predictions.
We were returning to the politics of the 80s with sections of society pitted against each other and as Ed made clear that Labour would be a Party of the mainstream.
Ed was also in Leicester to support the local election candidates, the Labour Mayoral candidate, Sir Peter Soulsby and the Labour Leicester South Candidate, Jonathan Ashworth. There was a great mood of optimism but also a determination to make the upcoming elections a referendum on the Tories and especially the Libdems. Ed noted the significance of Nick Clegg being in Leicester just before the General Election last year and making promises about student tuition fees and then completely abandoning them once in power with the Tories.
Ed Miliband promised to be at the TUC March in London today and planned to address the ordinary people from across the country who were coming together to send the message to the Tory led Government that there was an alternative.
Whilst in Leicester, Ed also visited a local family in Aylestone to hear how the cuts were affecting one local family. Read the story as reported by the Leicester Mercury.Continue Reading »